Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

 

Each of the staff members at Schildknecht Funeral Home is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

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Curtis L. Schildknecht Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer info@schildknechtfh.com

Office Phone: 618-632-3713
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Curt was born and raised in O’Fallon, graduate of O’Fallon Township High School class of 1983.  Married Christine A. Brennan of Collinsville, IL he has a daughter Emily K. Schildknecht who attended St. Clare Catholic School, graduate class of 2022 OTHS. Served and retired from the O’Fallon Fire Department, former treasurer of the City of O’Fallon, served on the School Board of O’Fallon District 90, Past President of the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, current member of the Rotary International Noon Club, Illinois/Missouri Funeral Director Embalmer, Illinois licensed Insurance agent and a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

I attended Belleville Area College (currently Southwestern Illinois College) general studies and fire science, Graduated St. Louis Community College, Funeral Service Education, St. Louis University School of Medicine Medico-Legal Death Investigations and Retired St. Clair County Deputy Coroner, Bond County Deputy Coroner.

 

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Christine A. Brennan Funeral Director cabrennan@schildknechtfh.com

I am a licensed funeral director/embalmer and life insurance agent in the state of Illinois.

I received my Associates of Applied Science degree from St. Louis Community College in mortuary science.  With three children to raise, I was able to obtain a grade point average to be on the Dean’s list and was proudly elected a class officer by fellow classmates. I completed my internship and apprenticeship through Schildknecht Funeral Home. 

I am a certified cremator through Cremation Association of North America, a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, and a member and former President of the St. Clair County Funeral Directors Association.

Prior to entering funeral service, I was a legal assistant for over 20 years for highly respected and prominent law firms, working for named partners of such firms. Some of my accomplishments during my career in law include being elected an officer of the St. Clair County Legal Professionals Association and being nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America.

I am a lifelong resident of Collinsville, Illinois and a lifelong member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

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John Sissom Certified Cremator and Funeral Assistant

Office Phone: 618-632-3713
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John Sissom has been a member of the staff since 1967 working with three generations of the Schildknecht family. John is a funeral assistant working visitations and funerals and various positions as needed. He received his cremator certification from Matthews International in Florida in 2008. John is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired member of the O’Fallon Volunteer Fire Department. He resides in O’Fallon with his wife Sandra, they have been married for over 54 years and have a son named Daniel. They enjoy traveling and are avid NASCAR fans.

Curtis L. Schildknecht

Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Office Phone: 618-632-3713
Click here to send an email

 

Curt was born and raised in O’Fallon, graduate of O’Fallon Township High School class of 1983.  Married Christine A. Brennan of Collinsville, IL he has a daughter Emily K. Schildknecht who attended St. Clare Catholic School, graduate class of 2022 OTHS. Served and retired from the O’Fallon Fire Department, former treasurer of the City of O’Fallon, served on the School Board of O’Fallon District 90, Past President of the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, current member of the Rotary International Noon Club, Illinois/Missouri Funeral Director Embalmer, Illinois licensed Insurance agent and a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

I attended Belleville Area College (currently Southwestern Illinois College) general studies and fire science, Graduated St. Louis Community College, Funeral Service Education, St. Louis University School of Medicine Medico-Legal Death Investigations and Retired St. Clair County Deputy Coroner, Bond County Deputy Coroner.

 

Christine A. Brennan

Funeral Director
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I am a licensed funeral director/embalmer and life insurance agent in the state of Illinois.

I received my Associates of Applied Science degree from St. Louis Community College in mortuary science.  With three children to raise, I was able to obtain a grade point average to be on the Dean’s list and was proudly elected a class officer by fellow classmates. I completed my internship and apprenticeship through Schildknecht Funeral Home. 

I am a certified cremator through Cremation Association of North America, a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, and a member and former President of the St. Clair County Funeral Directors Association.

Prior to entering funeral service, I was a legal assistant for over 20 years for highly respected and prominent law firms, working for named partners of such firms. Some of my accomplishments during my career in law include being elected an officer of the St. Clair County Legal Professionals Association and being nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America.

I am a lifelong resident of Collinsville, Illinois and a lifelong member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

John Sissom

Certified Cremator and Funeral Assistant
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Office Phone: 618-632-3713
Click here to send an email

 

John Sissom has been a member of the staff since 1967 working with three generations of the Schildknecht family. John is a funeral assistant working visitations and funerals and various positions as needed. He received his cremator certification from Matthews International in Florida in 2008. John is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired member of the O’Fallon Volunteer Fire Department. He resides in O’Fallon with his wife Sandra, they have been married for over 54 years and have a son named Daniel. They enjoy traveling and are avid NASCAR fans.